Supporting Resilience in Rural Areas Through Cross-Sector Partnerships

December 19, 2023 | Ali Aslam

Thumbnail of page 1 of Supporting Resilience in Rural Areas Through Cross-Sector Partnerships Working across sectors of government agencies, community organizations, businesses, and academic institutions is critical to address public health challenges in rural communities. Using a Health in All Policies (HiAP) approach helps public health agencies better address the interconnected social, economic, and environmental determinants of health impacting rural communities and improve community well-being.

HiAP brings together a multitude of perspectives to develop holistic strategies that can support infrastructure improvements, sustainable land use practices, diversified economic opportunities, safer and healthier home environments, and robust healthcare systems in rural communities. Through community leadership and collaboration, this cross-sector approach can enhance the capacity of rural communities to build resilience, adapt to climate change, and foster long-term sustainability to improve public health outcomes.

Learn how states are implementing HiAP strategies to improve health in their rural communities in this report.

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